Well, Lent is now over and I have done it! For the last forty days and forty nights I have given up wheat as a staple food and I’m feeling better for it too.
Both me and my mother gave it up and we have both said that we have felt less tired because of it, which is a nice plus. We decided to give it up as a staple food because wheat production is not sustainable, it uses too much oil to grow and far to much of the world is reliant on it to feed themselves.
When I decided to give up wheat for lent I had thought it would mean eating lots more fresh greens but that hasn’t quite worked out, it just isn’t the right time of year for that. For the first few days I spent a lot of time feeling hungry again not long after eating but that didn’t last for long and the hardest meal has been lunch, I’m not very organised about taking a packed lunch to work and normally I get some sort of wheat product so instead I have been getting microwave porridge and having that with fruit and honey.
Now the harder part begins, I don’t want to give up wheat as a staple forever but I don’t want to go back to being so reliant on it either. There must be a happy middle ground though, so I will just have to work on finding it.